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Maryam Ghorbankarimi


Maryam Ghorbankarimi
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School of Modern Languages
Language Teaching Services

United Kingdom


Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 463639

Research overview

Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Maryam Ghorbankarimi moved to Canada in 2001 to continue her education in film at Torontos Ryerson University. She completed her PhD in film studies at the University of Edinburgh in November 2012 and her dissertation was published in 2015 as a book entitled A Colourful Presence; The Evolution of Women’s Representation in Iranian Cinema. As well as a scholar, Maryam is a filmmaker and has made some award-winning short films in both formats of short documentary and fiction. She also recently edited an Iranian-Canadian feature-length film entitled The Desert Fish. Her wider research interests include gender and representation and the concept of transnational cinema and culture. Her current research is on world cinema subjects, specifically the representation of sexuality and women in Middle Eastern cinema. 

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